The current Premier League’s top team will take on the current La Liga’s top team. Doesn’t it sound exciting? The hosting England based club Liverpool will play against the Spanish club Barcelona at the second leg of the Champions League semi-final after defeating Porto at the quarter-final round with an aggregate score of 6-1.
The 2018/19 EPL, as well as, La Liga has almost reached its end. Barcelona has set an unreachable score in La Liga and has already been crowned as the season’s winner. On the other hand, Liverpool is still on the title run with Manchester City trying to take the lead this season.
Having faced the 37th match last week, Liverpool has reached the top position with City yet to play their 37th match against Leicester City. Though Liverpool has two main matches in the upcoming week, chances are high for them to win both the leagues with 45.5% winning probability to defeat Barcelona and qualify for the finals.
Where is the Match?
The most anticipated match between Liverpool and Barcelona will be featured this week. The Anfield stadium is all set to feature the semifinal match between Liverpool and Barcelona. Find the complete details of the match below.
Event: 2018/19 UEFA Champions League
Game: Liverpool vs Barcelona
Date/Time: Tuesday 7 May 2019, 8:00 pm GMT
Location: Stadium in Liverpool, England (Anfield Stadium)
About the Game: Liverpool host Barcelona at 8:00 pm, on Tuesday 7th May at the Anfield stadium. The host Liverpool faced Barcelona on May 1 in the first leg of the semi-final, which resulted in a 0-3 loss.
Is the Match on TV?
The live stream of the match can be found on various channels. We have covered some of the locations along with the channels in which the match will be telecasted. Check your location and enjoy the live stream of the match.
|United States||Radio Barca, Univision Deportes, Univision, Univision Radio, B/R Live, TNT USA, Univision NOW, Watch TNT, Univision Deportes En Vivo|
|United Kingdom||BT Sport 4K UHD, BT Sport 2, BT Sport Live|
|Canada||Radio Barca, DAZN|
|Australia||Optus Sport, Radio Barca|
First Leg of the Semi-final Match
The Liverpool met Barcelona for the first time in the Champions League on May 1 and it was a home match for the Barcelona. Luis Suarez scored the opening goal at the 26th-minute and the score remained the same (1-0) in the first half of the match. The second half of the match was completely owned by Messi as he scored a brace.
Liverpool remained goalless until the end of the match and was defeated with a score of 0-3. Lately, Barcelona has been defeating teams goalless that show their amazing defense strategy. Liverpool might turn this match in their favor only if they succeed to score early goals.
Betting Odds for the Event
The second leg of the 2018/19 Champions League semifinal match will take place on Tuesday. The most popular betting site bet365 has fixed the following odds for the event as of May 6, 10:00 am as:
- Liverpool – 2.20
- Barcelona – 3.10
- Draw – 4.00
Liverpool vs Barcelona Predictions
Can Liverpool win the Champions League this season? Will Barcelona hold on to the lead? Take a look at our prediction in the section below.
Can Liverpool defeat Barcelona?
The star performers of Liverpool have made it possible for the Reds to reach the semi-final of the Champions League and have performed exceptionally well at the Premier League also as they stand atop the table. They are now, just 2 matches away from being crowned as the winner of the League.
Their previous Premier League match was against the Newcastle which resulted in a 3-2 win. Virgil Van Dijk of Liverpool scored the opening goal at the 13th-minute which was immediately chased down by the Christian Atsu’s 20th-minute goal. Liverpool took the lead again with Salah’s 28th-minute goal which was equalized sooner in the second half with Rondon’s 54th-minute goal.
Liverpool did not give up and Origi’s 86th-minute goal sealed a win for the Reds. Check out the alternate goals scored by Liverpool and Newcastle, which was full of suspense until the 86th-minute goal.
Will Barcelona defeat Liverpool again?
Barcelona is currently on the first place at the 2018/19 La Liga, with 9 points more than the second-placed Atletico Madrid. They have already won the title and are now completely focusing on the Champions League title. Barcelona netted a combined score of 4 goals against Man United and advanced to the semifinal.
The first leg of the quarter-final match was a 1-0 win for Barcelona which was an own goal scored by United’s Luke Shaw at the 12th-minute. The second leg saw a brace scored by Messi and Coutinho’s 61st-minute goal sealed a win against the United. The full squad will be present for the semifinal match and therefore a huge crowd is expected to see them play.
Who will Win? – Our Prediction
Barcelona’s performance at the La Liga has been stunning as they have lost just 3 matches and won 25 of the 36 matches played so far. Barcelona will try to avoid Liverpool goals and if they do so, they will automatically win the match as they are on the lead with 3 goals.
Liverpool is expected to win the match, yet Barcelona will not go down without a fight and that makes the match even more enticing. Based on our prediction, we have a winning probability for the event. Take a look at it and let us know your winning chances of Liverpool below.
The Liverpool are the favorites for the upcoming match with a winning probability of 45.5%. The match to end in a draw has a probability of 25.0%, whereas Barcelona being the underdogs have a winning probability of 32.3%.
Liverpool has won 4 of their last 5 matches.
|Last 5 Matches of Liverpool|
|05.05.19||EPL||Newcastle||Liverpool||2 : 3|
|02.05.19||CL||Barcelona||Liverpool||3 : 0|
|27.04.19||EPL||Liverpool||Huddersfield||5 : 0|
|21.04.19||EPL||Cardiff City||Liverpool||0 : 2|
|18.04.19||CL||Porto||Liverpool||1 : 4|
Barcelona is in good form as they have won 4 of their last 5 matches.
|Last 5 Matches of Barcelona|
|27.04.19||La Liga||Celta Vigo||Barcelona||2 : 0|
|21.04.19||CL||Barcelona||Liverpool||3 : 0|
|18.04.19||La Liga||Barcelona||Levante||1 : 0|
|14.04.19||La Liga||Alaves||Barcelona||0 : 2|
|10.04.19||La Liga||Barcelona||Real Sociedad||2 : 1|
The two teams have met each other 9 times at the Champions League and Europa League. Liverpool has won most of the times. Their meetings have resulted as follow.
- Barcelona – 3
- Liverpool – 3
- Draw – 3
- Liverpool has not won the Champions League trophy since 2015.
- Barcelona has not lifted the Champions League trophy since 2005.
- Barcelona, as well as, Liverpool have won the Champions League 5 times each.
- Barcelona has already won the 2018/19 La Liga season.
- Liverpool, as well as, Barcelona has been the runners-up of the Champions League 3 times each.